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of this committee routinely voted to raise the debt ceiling during those years even though the money for the tax cuts and the wars was put on emergency basis for the purpose of hiding the costs. so i'm pleased that we're coming around to a more reasonable position today, and i hope that we're going to find a common path forward on many of these issues. mr. johnson, you state in your testimony that low unemployment depresses tax revenue, and this is the mayor reason for -- major reason for our current deficits and why they're so large. once the economy recovers fully and the unemployment rate is lowered, it certainly will take some of the pressure off of these discussions. acknowledging there are long-term challenges we have to address. i've opinion making this point inside of my own -- i've been making this point inside of my own caucus not to overreact to the situation we find ourselves, and if we could find that point forward that i referenced, we'd find you could have a conversation that would be worthwhile past the political talking points. now, getting americas back to work should be the nu
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